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CBS
Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> hurricane sandy could hit the united states as early as this weekend. the storm is important for at least two deaths after it pounded jamaica, haiti and cuba with massive flooding and winds over 110 miles an hour. where is the storm? howard has been tracking it. he joins us now with the latest. howard? >> jc, it hit jamaica yesterday and then cuba last night. this morning into the afternoon hours now in the central bahamas. looks like the central and northern bahamas will get the battering from sandy over the next 24 hours. it is not as impressive as it was just before it hit cuba but it's starting to flair up a little bit more now that it's generally over water as opposed to land. tropical systems like water. gusting to 125. this is down a little bit. we're seeing the pressure up a little bit. rising pressure, weakening storm. so you want to watch that number, 964. by tomorrow morning we could still have a category 1, 90 miles an hour winds. the hurricane center believes this will slowly weaken as it kind of parallels t
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> thanks for joining us. i'm mike hydeck. jc hayward is off today. a tragic fire tops our news at noon from baltimore. investigators are sifting through the burned out rubble of a house where five people were killed this morning. four of them were children. scoot broom is live in east baltimore. -- scott broom is live in east baltimore. he has more on the investigation as it goes forward. >> reporter: the house behind me was the rock, the home base for an unusually large extended family. and it was the matriarch of that family and four of her grandchildren who died here overnight last night in a fire that broke out at about 2:00 this morning. that matriarch was 55-year-old nancy ruell according to family members. the four grandchildren were ages 4 to 7. they're all gone. the bodies were found huddled together in a single room on the second floor in the back of the house. there was a rescue attempt by firefighters before dawn that was beyond heroic and ended up with two firefighters injured. one of them fell three levels through flames when the second floor collapsed from under
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thank you for joining us. we're beginning with breaking news now from the trial of two prince george's county police officers. they have been charged with beating a university of maryland student. this morning the judge threw out the first degree assault charges against the officers. the judge said the prosecutors did not make their case. the officers, however, still face second degree assault and misconduct charges. the defense is now presenting its case. john mckenna, the student who was struck by the officers, is expected to testify. >>> president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail after last night's spirited debate. the president lived up to his promise to be more aggressive. mitt romney, however, stood his ground. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney head to separate corners of the country to campaign after one of the most combative presidential debates in recent memory. >> you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. >> i don't look at my pension. it's not as big as yours. >> repor
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> needless to say, maryland governor martin o'malley and virginia governor bob mcdonnell are getting ready for sandy. they have both declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. so far sandy has claimed 21 lives. 11 deaths occurred in cuba, 9 in haiti, 1 in jamaica. sandy is expected to merge with other weather systems creating a rare super storm along the east coast. people who know what it's like when a storm hits this area have been going to the stores. they're paying $800 to $1200 for a generator. for many people the philosophy is be better safe than sorry considering what happened when the derecho hit us back in june. >> this impending storm has me nervous. i decided to invest in a generator. i lost power several times, lost food. had totally out the refrigerator and just not going to do it this time around. >> flashlight, batteries and equipment to clean out gutters and drains is on hi demand adds pepco -- high demand and pepco is on high alert calling all hands on deck near and far. >> we're holding calls to b
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>>> welcome back everybody. thank you for joining us. >> president barack obama will address the nation about hurricane sandy in about 45 minutes. here is a look at what is happening now. more than 400,000 people remain without power. authorities reopened however the bay bridge to traffic in both directions. and metro announced that it will restore bus service but on a sunday schedule. that begins at 2:00 p.m. and all schools in maryland, the district, and northern virginia are closed. montgomery county schools will be opened tomorrow. >> also jc authorities in pasadena, maryland are clearing a down tree that fell on a home and killed the man inside. authorities say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. his identity has not been released. as the day wears on we're beginning to see the magnitude of sandy's destruction is believed the heavy rains may have caused a leak at this water plant near columbia, maryland. the leak is spewing about two million gallons of raw sewage every house. authorities are asking the people stay clear of the river as a result. >> let's go to howa
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. president obama and g.o.p. challenger mitt romney square off tonight in the first of three presidential debates. bigad shaban reports that tonight's debate will focus on the economy, health care and other domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls. this is an opportunity to him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he's facing new criticism over something he said during 2007 during his speech of a predominantly black office. he implied the bush administration was with holding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i'm a little amazed that as you mentio
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>>> hello, i'm j.c. hayward, thank you for joining us. we have breaking news from arlington county. we're learning more about the suspect in that attempted molotov bombing incident at ballston common mall yesterday. that suspect has been identified as 29-year-old leon traille. he has been charged with reckless endangerment and malicious body injury by jus of fire and also the -- use of fire and also the use of a fire bomb. 9news now has exclusive video of his arrest yesterday. police closed the mall yesterday after a flammable liquid was thrown from above onto the mall food court. it failed to ignite and no one was injured. a 9news now crew is on its way to the arlington courthouse. we will have further details today on our website, wusa9.com, and of course on our evening's newscast. >>> well, there were problems on the beltway this morning. there were two separate accidents involving tractor- trailers on the inner loop at bethesda. traffic was blocked for several miles and both directions for several hours while crews worked to clear the cident scenes from fuel. the vehicles final
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm j.c. hayward. well, for the second time in two weeks, both presidential candidates are campaigning in virginia today. mitt romney will hold what he calls a cold country event in abingdon. president obama held a campaign rally in george mason university. surae chinn joins us live from fairfawith more information. [ no audio ] all right, we're having some technical difficulty getting to surae chinn. we'll try and get back to her in a few minutes. >>> well, there's good news for the president because the jobs report was released today. and for the first time in four years, the unemployment rate dipped below 8%. very good news for the white house. no president has been re- elected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. but republican challenger mitt romney says that those numbers are not good enough. tara mergener has more now from the white house. >> reporter: john keenan is repairing bikes these days. not in montana where he owns a farm with his wife but in springfield, virginia. >> i moved back in with my parents the same
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thank you for joining us. in our news this afternoon, more than 20,000 confidential boy scout documents outlining inappropriate sexual conduct by scout leaders will be released today. the report identifies more than 1,000 leaders and volunteers banned from the group. the boy scouts initially opposed the release of the so- called perversion files. attorneys for the victims say that the secrecy allowed the scouts to hide a serious problem in the organization. 9news now is awaiting the release of the report. we will have a follow-up during this evening's newscast. >>> testimony in the trial of the two prince george's county police officers accused of beating a university of maryland student could wrap up today. the most serious charges against reginald baker and james harrison, first degree assault, were dropped yesterday. jurors in upper marlboro will be allowed to consider second degree assault and misconduct charges against those officers. the beating happened after students took to the streets in college park following a victory by the maryland bask
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. . >>> hello. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. eight been nearly 40 years since the nationals franchise claimed the division title. now they're going to the playoffs. kristin fisher has more on last night's win. >> reporter: the washington nationals stormed the field wearing the new division t- shirts. it didn't take long before they were soaked with champagne. now every nats fan want as piece of history. >> i saw somebody wearing one of these last night, and i was forced to leave a little earlier to try to beat the traffic out of south capitol street. >> reporter: james and dozens of other nats fans flocked to the store tuesday morning. the store opened an hour and a half early so the fans could get their hands on all the official championship merchandise. >> i am buying for my nieces, family, friends. >> reporter: if you come on down to modell's, you have three options. there's the gray championship t- shirt that all the players were wearing last night. there's the red championship t- shirt that has all of the players' names on the back, but the real jewel is this playoff ha
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
again. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> former penn state football coach jerry sandusky will mostly die in prison. the 68-year-old convicted sex offender was sentenced today to at least 30 years in prison. a judge handed down the sentence this morning in bellfont, pennsylvania. andrea mccarren is there live. >> reporter: that sentence me down after a heartbreaking and emotional testimony from four of sandusky's victims, three of them right in the courtroom. one by one they detailed his abuse, his betrayal and the man he inflicted on their lives and on their families. one victim testified, quote, he called it horseplay and only later did i understand this was sexual assault. i'm troubled by flashbacks of his naked body. it is real. it is painful. and will be inside me forever as an open wound. he took away my childhood the day he soughted me. -- he assaulted me. then jerry sandusky stood wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and addressed the judge, his voice choked by tears. quote, i'm filled with emotion and determination. i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. we will co
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>>> there's a drive. it's good. that ball is gone. >> play ball. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> well, the washington nationals are preparing for the first hometown playoff game. it's going to start in a little bit, over an hour. this is something that has not happened here in 79 years. kristen berset is live at national park. she has more information. >> reporter: hey, jc. what a day this is going to be. it's gorgeous weather out here. natitude in full effect. the nats have a great opportunity to go ahead in the series 2-1 over the st. louis cardinals. what better than to put their only experienced pitcher out on the mounds that actual -- mound that actually has playoff experience. edwin jackson won a world series ring last season with the cardinals. there's that little extra incentive for the righty going against his former team. he's been a little bit inconsistent this season, but manager davey johnson says he's confident that jackson can handle the pressure. >> he's been outstanding all year long. pitched exceptionally well so it's good to have him here and it's
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, what a game. what an ending. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> energized by that amazing victory. eager national fans were in line this morning looking for a ticket. and a chance to witness history tonight. or kristin fisher was there. >> reporter: game four was about as good as it gets. everything is on the line in game five. more than 200 nats fans were camped outside the box office this morning hoping to score? last-minute standing room only tickets to game five. what time did you get out here? >> 3:00 in the morning. >> reporter: shut up. >> no, i came straight from work. >> reporter: you watched the game at work and came straight here? >> yeah. >> that was probably the loudest i've before been to d.c. sports. that's the most people i ever hugged. >> it was one of the best baseball games i've ever seen. >> reporter: how pumped are you in for tonight's game? >> i hope i can get in. they have the ace on the hill. ready to go. >> fans are going to go crazy. >> reporter: how much would i have to pay you to get that ticket from you? >> not for sale. >> going to be pretty h
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
behind the president among likely voters in key swing states. tonight's debate will use a town hall style format. 80 randomly selected uncommitted voters will be in the audience. 11 of them will get to ask a question on foreign or domestic policy. >> both can dots have done -- candidates have done well in town hall settings and both have done poorly. it will just depend on how they operate in the time in the moment. >> reporter: both can expect questions from moderator kathy crowley. she said she didn't sign on to abpot the plant. the obama campaign says the present is ready for questions from all comers. randall pinkston, cbs news, hempstead, new york. >> even though many people thought that mitt romney won the first debate, one poll shows a majority of people expect president obama to win tonight. >>> 9news now is teaming up with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" for tonight's debate. and beginning at 9:00 p.m., "u.s.a. today" reporters will be live blocking about what the candidates say. you can see that live on wusa9.com. keep your television tuned to channel 9 to watch the debate which
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> two weeks from today we should know who will be our next president. until then, candidates are spending nearly every waking hour on the campaign trail. tara mergener reports that in many states the campaign doesn't want voters to wait for november 6. they want them to cast ballots now. >> reporter: president obama rallied supporters in iowa, his first stop in a campaign blitz. >> a campaign marathon extravaganza. we're going to pull an all night. no sleep. >> reporter: he's covering more than 5,000 miles. the five-state swing ends overnight in florida. mitt romney is a frequent flyer as well. he's crisscrossing the country this week with rallies in nevada and iowa. >> we don't have to settle for what we've seen the last four years. americans are tired of being tired. we can do better. >> reporter: polls show the race for the white house is too close to call and with less than two weeks until election day, the candidates know every vote counts. the election will likely come down to nine battleground states. that's where
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. following their first debate, president obama and governor mitt romney are back on the campaign trail today. mr. romney will be in virginia, and the president is going to deliver remarks in colorado and wisconsin. both candidates traded views on the economy and domestic issues last night in denver. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: mitt romney set the debate tone early. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. >> reporter: energetic and aggressive, romney slammed the president's economic record and laid out his own plan. >> there be will no tax cut that adds to the deficit. i want to underline that no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> reporter: but the president repeatedly insisted that romney is calling for $8 trillion in tax cuts and spending that cannot be paid for without adding to the deficit or burdening more middle-income americans. >> it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: the. also criticized his -- the president also chris sitees the -- criticized hid cal letter without
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
>>> good afternoon, i'm j.c. hayward. thanks for being with us. montgomery county police are investigating a deadly shooting that involves one of their officers. it happened this morning just hours after the same man called 911, asking police to kill him. christian fisher has more from the scene near the intersection of woodland drive and flora lane from silver springs. >> first thing that i heard was just the gun shot. it was very rapid, you know, eight of them in a row, just bam, bam, bam. slid out of bed, stayed low. looked like the whole police department was outside. >> reporter: these three roommates woke up to police shooting a 22-year-old man just two hours after he made a bizarre phone call to 191. >> starting stating that he was armed, he wanted to kill himself or wanted to die, and he wanted the police to kill him. >> reporter: police tracked him to this home in silver springs, where his 23-year-old girlfriend was babysitting three kids overnight. >> we told the girlfriend, keep the door locked, stay away from the basement door and don't let them in. >> reporte
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm andrea roane in for jc hayward. >>> two weeks from today, voters go to the polls to decide who will be our next president. last night president obama and republican challenger mitt romney had their final face-to- face debate. tara mergener has more on last night's clash and today's campaigning. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail early rallying supporters in del ray beach, florida after his final debate with mitt romney. >> during the debate, he said he'd want more troops in iraq but he was caught on video saying it was unthinkable not to leave 20,000 troops in iraq. >> reporter: romney posed for pictures with police officers this morning before heading to nevada and colorado. both candidates are beginning an all out blitz of key battleground states in the final two weeks of the campaign. during last night's foreign policy debate, the candidates clashed over military sides and spending, russia and iran but their answers often drifted back to the economy. >> america must be strong. america must lead, and for that to hap
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> millions of people on the east coast are still reeling from superstorm sandy. here is the latest information that we have. in our region, nearly 19,000 customers are still without power. in fact, bowie high school is closing because there is no power there. bge says 1,475 customers are without power. pepco has 1,518. virginia dominion says over 15,000 customers are without power. nationwide damage estimates from the storm could reach $20 billion. and at least 50 people were killed. today early voting resumes in washington, d.c. and also in maryland. and president obama will be landing in new jersey to survey the damage there. >>> it appears that one coastal, new jersey town cannot seem to catch a break. crews had a hard time fighting a series of natural gas fires because of flood waters and debris that superstorm sandy left behind. this is the very same area that caught fire two days ago and destroyed 14 homes. no injuries have been reported, however. we will have more on relief efforts in new jersey in just one minute.
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >>> hello. thank you for joining us. our meteorologist howard says this is a code yellow day because of rain. and possibly stormy weather. so let's get right to his forecast. howard, what more can you tell us? >> we've had a few showers here and there. steadier, heavier showers are moving in now. you see some heavy stuff in south central virginia. this looks like it could be making a b line toward southern maryland, areas south and east of washington as we get into the next few hours. your afternoon certainly is going to be impacted. out west, you get toward i-81, you may not be seeing all that much. look at the rains coming in through frederick to brunswick, from leesburg west and into charles town. there's moderate rainfall. this is all lifting northeast, even into central and northern montgomery county. you get farther south and southwest, south of warrenton, then we're just into general showers. sperryville its a little bit heavier. we have light showers now falling across southern maryland, back toward colonial beach and port royal and the northern neck. we'll be dealing
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. the rain is pelting us now, kind of falling sideways. a couple of notes to tell you about. we're close to little falls parkway still closed between river road and mass avenue. we also have some other road closures to report to you now. parts of beach drive and sligo creek parkway now closed also due to standing water. but as you know having been in the area for a while, those are fairly typical closures for any type of heavy rainstorm. also can tell you an important reminder as you're taking a live look at traffic on river road, it's been consistently heavy throughout the morning. thankfully there is still power here. but there are expected to be widespread power outages as you know. and state law requires that every intersection that does not have power should be treated as a four-way stop. there are shelters across montgomery county opening as of noon today. one of them, the white oak recreation center does allow people and their animals. they're -- there are also shelters in silver spring. i'm sure we have a complete list of all of them on our website wusa9.com. for those of you who
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
thank you for joining us. i'm jessica doyle, in for jacket. jeakd. j. c. hayward. >>> joggers on the capital crescent trail from bethesda are concerned about what happened here around 7:00 sunday night. a 21-year-old attacked and sexually assaulted on her evening jog. >> i'm turned, actually. i felt secure. lots of cyclists. i have never given it a thought. >> i drive on this trail three or four times a week and never felt unsafe at all but definitely makes me kind of second guess. >> this woman stopped for a few seconds to allow deer to cross the trail, but those few seconds was all it took for somebody to come up from behind. hit her on the head, knocking her unconscious. >> she awoke sometime later, off the trail, and was able to get back to the trail. thankfully a 40-year-old male jogger was passing by. >> reporter: the victim is still in the hospital, recovering from serious head trauma. but she was able to give a description of her attack tore police. a white male, mid-20s, wearing dark clothing. until he is caught, police are asking all joggers, especially women, to tak
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